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 Post subject: Re: Help Needed
Unread postPosted: Fri Apr 26, 2013 5:12 pm 
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Hi jts and a very warm welcome to the forum! :clap:

If you have a look Accommodation pics go to Pretoriuskop and click on the BG6 links I am sure you will find some info to help. :thumbs_up:

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 Post subject: Re: Help Needed
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Thanks ladies :) And thank you Elsa for the warm welcome!

I will have to contact the camp directly as it is not specified in the link provided, will give feedback just in case anyone else is looking for the same information :wink:

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 Post subject: Re: Pretoriuskop Rest Camp
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Hi mites. Don't suppose any of you have tips on how we can avoid the crowds on the public holiday weekend of the 9th and 10th August?!

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 Post subject: Re: Pretoriuskop Rest Camp
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Hi, Graham_5000. Sadly to be in the southern parts of the park over these periods will mean you will be bound to except the crowds. I can't think of a way to avoid them. Maybe the best bet would be to leave at gate opening time (that is if you stay overnight at Pretoriuskop Camp) and in doing so you will have at least some hours of peace and quietness on the roads.


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 Post subject: Re: Pretoriuskop Rest Camp
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Get onto the gravel roads.

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 Post subject: Re: Pretoriuskop Rest Camp
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Thanks.. setting out early and heading away from gates on gravel roads is probably the answer then. Might spend more time just sitting and waiting at a waterhole in the Pkop region; I find it is always tempting to cover ground, rather than wait.

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 Post subject: Re: Pretoriuskop Rest Camp
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One our lasting memories from the last trip is parking up down a road that led nowhere and "Staking out" a puddle. The hour we were there we had 20 species of birds and 3 species of antelope come to visit. And no cars. Bliss.

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 Post subject: Newbie at Pretoriuskop
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Morning

We are going for our very first time to Pretoriuskop for 4 nights leaving on Sunday. I do not know the area very well as I am always in Lower sabie area.

Can someone please help me with some good roads and maybe Hyena dens or any specific routes that will help me?

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 Post subject: Re: Newbie at Pretoriuskop
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Hi leander09,

Have a look at this topic...........Pretoriuskop

I do hope you'll enjoy your stay.... :thumbs_up:

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 Post subject: Re: Newbie at Pretoriuskop
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I was also a newbie to the Pretoriuskop area last year, and I was amazed at how many dirt roads there are.
Have a good look at the map, and you can plan some routes.
It is an area well worth visiting, though like anywhwere in any park, sightings cannot be guaranteed!! :thumbs_up:

You may be lucky enough to see Sable which are in that area. :thumbs_up:

Hope you have a wonderful trip. :dance:


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 Post subject: Re: Pretoriuskop Rest Camp
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Hello Guys

Is anyone aware of any resident owls and other wildlife in the camp?

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 Post subject: Re: Pretoriuskop Rest Camp
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I very recently heard pearl spotted & barn owls in the quieter area arond the Doherty Bryant guesthouse .
Impalas that stayed in camp in January are now absent , Leopard called in the early hours of darkness .

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 Post subject: Re: Pretoriuskop Rest Camp
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Thanks, two of my favourite owls

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 Post subject: Re: Pretoriuskop Rest Camp
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We'll be visiting in December and I'km hoping to spot a few feathered friends when taking a dip in the swimming pool. I'd be very happy if a Purple Crested Turaco would come to say hi. :cam: :cam: :cam:

Have the Impala's left of their own accord or have they been encouraged by the rangers to become Leopard snacks?

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 Post subject: Re: Pretoriuskop Rest Camp
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The purple crested turacos were around last week , I can't vouch for the impala , but imagine they had become too numerous .

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